Montréal, Aude

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Saint Vincent collegiate church
Saint Vincent collegiate church
Coat of arms of Montréal
Coat of arms
Montréal is located in France
Coordinates: 43°12′N 2°09′E / 43.2°N 2.15°E / 43.2; 2.15Coordinates: 43°12′N 2°09′E / 43.2°N 2.15°E / 43.2; 2.15
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Aude
Arrondissement Carcassonne
Canton La Malepère à la Montagne Noire
Intercommunality Malepère
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Rebelle
Area1 55.21 km2 (21.32 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,957
 • Density 35/km2 (92/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 11254 /11290
Elevation 117–443 m (384–1,453 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Montréal is a commune just south of Carcassonne in the Aude department, a part of the ancient Languedoc province and the present-day Occitanie region in southern France.


In 1206 Montréal was the site of debates between Catholics and Cathars, a sect of Christianity whose beliefs ran contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church of the time. These debates were initiated by Diego of Osma and his canon, the future Saint Dominic, as part of Pope Innocent III's program to convert the Cathars in the area to Catholicism.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,761 —    
1968 1,678 −4.7%
1975 1,588 −5.4%
1982 1,535 −3.3%
1990 1,546 +0.7%
1999 1,672 +8.2%
2008 1,957 +17.0%

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